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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 19, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BULLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 19. 1890. [Puce: 15 Cents rat Week. THE TARI BILL. IT SEDUCES THE BE7EIUE8 ABOUT $60, 000,600. Duties on Farm Products Greatly In creased — The Internal Revenues Cut Down—The Sugar and Wool Taxes Lightened. been upon. lutely e Washington, March 18 —The re pub* Hem members of the ways md committee have practically agreed upon every point of division in the tariff schedules md reductions to" be made from internal revenue and will present the bill to the full committee for its consideration before the end of the week The clause relating to carpet wools and one or two other articles have not yet finally and definitely passed While the bill is not abso-completed and will of course be subject to revision, it is believed to be substantially a finished measure so far as the majority of the committee is concerned. The internal revenue features of the bill are as follows: The entire abolition of all special taxes upon dealers of all kinds, commonly known as licenses; the taxes upon snuff are re* pealed, farmers and planters growing tobacco have the liberty to sell to whomsoever they please without restraint in the same manner as any farmer can dispose    of any other products. The tax upon manufactured tobacco will be reduced from 80 to 4 cents; cigars, cheroots and cigarettes will have the came tax as now. Alcohol used in the arts to be free under sub stan tinily the same restrictions prescribed in the senate bill. The reductions in the revenue from these sources will be in round numbers between 917,000,000 md 919.000 OOO. The following are the prin cinal provisions in the tariff schedules: The chemical schedule contains but a few    changes from the exist ing law. The earth, earthenware and glassware schedules remain substantially as in the existing law. There are a number of important changes in the metal schedules. The existing rates are    maintained upon iron ore ana pig iron.    Barbed wire for fencing is made dutiable at 6. IO per cent per pound, which is below the duty upon that kind of iron entering into other uses. Beams, girders and structural iron is reduced from U to 6 IO cents per pound, which is a reauction below that of the senate bill. Railroad iron is reduced to 6 IO cents per pound, the present rate being 917 per ton, a reduction of about 94 per ton, and is a reduction in the rate fixed by the senate bill. The duty on steel rails is reduced 94 per ton. The duty on tin plate is increased to 2 and 2 IO per cent per pound. Pig tin remains free. It is believed with this encouragement our tin plate will be manufactured in this country. Already we made sheet tin and sheet steel which is 95 per cent of til \ plate and with assurances, there is a in the Black Hills it is thought a , jreat industry is to spring up There is an increase in the duty on pocket cutlery, which the committee justify on the ground of the depressed condition of that industry in the United States and the sharp and ruinous competition already felt from Germany. Gunbarrel are placed upon the free list. Hand sewing needles are also placed upon the free list. The new metal, alumenium, is given a designation for the first time under “metals and manufactures’* thereof, and is made dutiable at 37 per cent, ad valorem. In the lumber schedule the duty on sawed boards, sawed planks and finished lumber is reduced 50 per cent, from the resent rate. There’s a special provision nserted that in case Canada lays export duty upon lumber duties shall be collected according to the rates under the existing law. The duty on Sumatra tobacco is increased to 92 75 per pound. There is an increase genera'ly along the entire list in duties upon agricultural products. The duty upon barley is raised to 30 cents per bushel, hops to 15 oents per pound, buckwheat to 15 cents bushel, macaroni and vermicelli 2 cents per pound, oats IO cents per bushel. The duty on agricultural seeds is increased. The duty on rice is reduced from Si to 2 cents per pound, rice flour and rice meal from I cent to I cent per pound and broken rice to 4 cent pound. Butter and substitutes therefor have a duty increased to 6 cents per pound. The duty on eggs is raised to 5 oents per dozen; potatoes to 25 cents a bushel. Hides which are now on the free list are made dutiable at U cents per pound. There is a small increase in the duty of fruits. An advance in the duties has generally been conceded to the farming interests whore it is believed increased duties benefits the farmer. Spirits, wines and other beberages have been left at found in the existing laws. Salt also has 4 not ..been touched. Cotton manufactures are left as in the senate bill. Jute, manilla and sisal grass are put upon the free list, as is free wool degree, which enters into the finishing of leather. A reduction is made in the duty on binding twine. In the wool schedule, wools of the Ant class, known as clothing wools, ll cents per pound;    second-class, known as combing wools, 12 cents; carpet wools valued at 12 cents or less, Si cents r’ pound;    valued over IS cents, oents per    pound. This is a reduction of    Ii cents per pound from the senate bill and an increase of Ii cents from the present law. It is be lieved, however, the definitions and classifications and restrictions provided for will make this duty even more vain able to wool-growera than the duty fixed by the senate bill. In the Mills bill it was put on the fro. Hat and the duty given to manufacturers of wool fabrics was from 40 to 45 per cent. As this bill makes wool dutiable, it gives compensation to manufacturers for duty imposed upon wool. The difference between the duty given manufacturers by the Mills bill and the proposed measure is only IO per rant. After giving to the manufacturers a compensatory duty for the duty upon wool, yarns and cloths are made dutiable at 40 per cent ad valorem additional, woolen goods at 50 per oent and ready made clothing at OO per cent It is understood though there is some divi •ion in the committee upon the subjedt that for the encouragement of silk oui lure in the United States a duty will be recommended upon raw silk. Tee sugar schedule was given in yesterday's dis patches. It amounts to a cut in duties 2iou sugar of from 50 to OO per oent dissent is made dutiable at o5 per cent ad valorem, the present rate being sped Ae. This is a considerable reduction. The Committee has not yet settled what dutiee will be levied upon lead ores. a mraig the new legislative provisions proposed in the bill is one that no impor tations shall be made into the United States which do not show plainly the country from which they are imported. This is dons in order to put a stop to practice which become very common o sending foreign goods into the United Sthtss with American brands thereon purpose being to deceive the public and have the wares supplant American goods which have astaWishsd reputations. The hill also repeals the section cf the stet-HSuk gives to the United ender it the right to im into Ais •WSI .9 IS All But One Body of tho Dead men Booovorod Indianapolis, March 18 —The work of clearing sway file wreckage of the Iiwen-Merrill book concern ruins continued all day to day with renewed energy. Floors and roof lay one upon another with burnt books and stationery sandwiched in between. An army of workmen are busily engaged carting away the bodies of the dead and injured )uriee there. Voices of several persons n the ruins can be clearly heard ab we the noise of the workmen. At nine o’clock this morning the crushed and mangled remains of Tony Volts was found and extricated. It was about eight o’clock when the dead fire man was located. Some one noticed his head protruding from the debris. Quick work revealed his form in an almost standing position leaning slightly forawrd with one hand clasped on his head. It would appear he had >een struck by something and placed his land there before the fatal blow came. Tne most horrible of all was the condition of Espy Stormers whose dead body was taken out at 2:45 o’clock with one eg burned entirely off. He must have died in terrible agony. As there are no evidences of his having been killed by 'ailing bricks or timber, it seems he died with the agony of the burning of his leg. ’ 'hose of Woodruff are now the only remains in the ruins. leaded to require the United States and all its officers and contractors to be bound by the law which it establishes for the citizens. It is estimated by the framers of the bill that it will reduce the revenues about 960 000.000 Of this reduction from 26,-000,000 to 27,000.000 will be secured by a cut on sugar and from 17,000,000 to 19,-000. OOO by the internal revenue features of the bill. The free list, which contains, with a few exceptions, all the items in the senate bill and a few others will, it is estimated make the reduction between 91 000,000 and 92 000.000. The revisions msde are expected to make a difference between the sums named and 960,000,-000. _ WOBIX THAU BK ASS RO PFA BU. The Far mm* AHUiees Tenlss Keaau by a term. Kansas City, March 18 —The Farmers’ alliance in Kansas is growing so rapidly nth in members and perfection of organ-zation that they have become a de cidcdly disturbing factor in politics Every county, nearly, in the whole state is organized and nearly every farmer in each county is a member of the organization. This thorough organ-zation has made the order exceptionally strong in local politics where their im mediate interests are at stake, the alliances have generally decided to (apport only those candidates who coincide with their views and adopt their principles. In state politics similar action has been decided and it has even been pro posed to run a farmer candidate for gcv-irnor in the person of A. W. Smith, of McPherson. The organization has already got its finger in the national political pie. The president of the Kansas alliance has addressed to the Kansas senators and representatives at Washington a letter infroming them of the belief among the farmers that the depression on the agricultural interests vicious legislation and that some attention be their interests. It says net far distant ators will hear the voice is due to demanding paid to the time when logia-of their con stituents who are one hundred thousand strong in Kansas. Politicians are becoming nervous- THX INDIANAPOLIS HORROR. Fire- THS NBW YORK SENSATION. City Offlmi Rearrested oa Faulty la* dietmeate—OtE*r Arrests. Nbw York, March 18 —Deputy Sheriff IcGjnigal and ex-Warden Keating were rearrested to-day. The district attorney discovered that the indictments were aulty and the grand jury were asked to frame new ones. The original indictments charged extortion, while the new ones will make the offense bribery. The Pail was the same in both cases 910,000 and was given over again by each. By noon there were two other arrests on indictments found by the grand jury. ’'hey were Deputy Sheriff Lin der man and Joseph Young. The former is indicted for petit larceny and bribery and the latter for bribery. Linderman is leld in 92.000 bail and young in bail of IO OOO. It is expected more arrests will be made this afternoon. DID Nor TUB THE MARK. Farmer Testimony in tbs McCall* la q airy. Nbw York, March 18.—The McCalla inquiry was continued to-day. Fireman Shay charged Lieut. Mulligan with cruelty having put the witness in irons and tied him up because he did not toe the mark properly on the quarterdeck. Two tailors corroborated his testimony. Fireman Betzar charged Lieutenant Ingersoll with treating him in a similar manna and Lieutenant Milligan with having had liin triced up to Jacob's ladder This tea timony was also corroborated and Michael Keavey charged Lieutenant Mulligan with having gagged him with a bayonet. Mulligan admitted he had no orders to do this. Seaman Neal told about Lieutenant Ingersoll threatening him with a relaying pin and afterwards striking him down with his fist Several other complaints were entered. BORRO WBD A CORPSE. Lester B. Faalaaer’e Great Sebeme ta Cbeat tie Goverameat. Albany, N. Y., March 18.—A story is published this evening to the effect that Lester B. Faulkner, wrecker of the Dane Ville bank, supposed to have died Jan uary 27, is still Hying in Mexico. He availed himself of the death of his gar dener to have Ute body buried as his own and then quietly left. It is said United States government officers became aware of the cheat and at the present term of court which convened to-lay wiU proceed against Faulkner’s bondsmen for the amount of their bonds. PROGRESSIVE XUCHRB A CRUCX Mteeamrl Graal Jury Imtnstcd ta la diet Players far Castalia st. Marshall, Mo., Mtrch 18.—Judge Ryland, in convening the circuit court yesterday, charged tne grand jury to psy special attention to gambling, and in structed them to investigate the playing of progressive euchre for prises, which undoubtedly came under this heed, and to indict where there was sufficient proof. Jab* J. O’SriwDytsf. Nxw York, March 18.—Word was received Isle lest evening to the effect that John J. O'Brien, until lately chief of the bureau of elections, is dying at Coney Island. He ii suffering from a compli cation of diseases. O'Brien has boca before the public for the last fifteen vests. As one of President Arthur's lieutenants he occupied a promise position in republican politics. For the list three or four years certain members of his psrtj wished to gat rid of him end efforts were made to oust him from the position in the borean of elections, but this was not accomplished until recently Am Iv Franklin, FA, March 18.—Miller ft Sibley sold to-day to R.R Moore, of Traer, Iowa, the five year-old stallion Stonewood. The price Is private, bot is known to be high up in the thous- BLAIRJJILL. SENATOR HAWLEY SPEAKS I* OPPOSITE TO IT. The Pension Appropriation Bill in the Henge—A Statement of Pension Expenditures—The World’s Fair Bill—Washington News. Washington, March 18.—In the senate to-day Sherman, from the committee on finance, reported his bill against trusts in restraint of production and it was placed oh the calendar. Among pension bills reported was one jiving a pension of 950 per month to Mrs. Stevens, daughter of Colonel Baker, who was killed at the battle of Balls Bluff. Immediately after morning business the consideration of the urgent deficiency bill was resumed. The bill finally passed after several amendments had been made, ncluding one authorizing the use of 115 OOO for the relief of the Turtle Mountain band of Indians at Devils Lake agency. The Blair education bill was then taken up aud Hawley addressed the senate in opposition to it. Congress did not govern so well that it should undertake to do everything, said Hawley. There were not school houses enough in the city of Washington where congress had exclusive jurisdiction. Half of the children had to attend school in the forenoon and half in the afternoon. Congress showed that it could not run the common schools of the District of Co-umbia. He found too that congress was not a success in the management of the Indians, for he read every day. charges that the government was robbing the Indians, and he had read recently an ole quant protest from the chief of the Cnerokees, that they were >eing crowded out of their lands. He bund congress was imbecile, so far as coast defenses of the country were con-, cerned. The government had a few cast ron gins and had no protection against a first class or second class ironclad. Three or four years ago there had been nothing but ruins of a former brilliant navy—some poor, old, broken down, ragged cripples of ships. Now the country was beginning to have a navy, but still it was practically defenseless. He found the supreme court oaded down with neglected business so that there was practically a denial of justice a1 over the United States, and congress had not been able or willing to reorganize and relieve that court. In short, he found every where proof that congress was not absolutely wise. The bill was bad; it abandoned the original theory of government and lauched the government on an unbounded sea of wild schemes. Mr. Moody offered some amendments to the bill which he said would render it fairer to South Dakota, and made a brief speech in support of the bill. Mr. Chandler also argued in favor of the bill. The bill then went over till tomorrow. The house amendments to the Oklahoma bill were non-concurred in and a conference ordered. Among the bills for public buildings reseed were: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 9250 OOO; Deadwood, South Dacota, 9200,000. Other bills were passed as follows: Senate bill authorizing the secretary of thfi interior to survey and mark the seventh standard paralell between the states of North and South Dacota. Adjourned. Tax Mousie. the committee an absolute guarantee of a ten milHon dollar fond before the bill is reported was defeated, and in its stead was offered a proposition to amend the n'nth section (which authorizes the pres ident, upon notice that provision has been made for grounds and buildings, to announce the time when the exposition will be held) so as to provide that he shall issue his proclamation and invitation to foreign nations whenever there has been filed with him satisfactory proof to him that not lees than 910,000. -OOO has been raised or provided for by Illinois corporations. The consideration of the bill was then concluded and it was ordered reported to the house im-diately without further amendment FOR A POSTAL TELEGRAPH. Natter Rosewater, et the Omaha Bee, Addressee the Committee. Washington, March 18 — Edward Rosewater, editor of the Omaha Bee and a practical telegrapher argued before the house committee on postcflees and postroads to-day in behalf of postal telex* raohy Mr. Rosewater said he*came not to advocate any particular bill, nor to antagonize anv particular telegraph company. He said he was convinced the time had arrived for the government to endeavor secure control of the telegraph. He presented figures showing the expenses and profits on a given wire and said he thought a fifteen cent rate for messages ught to be remunerative. Mr. lose water advocated the proposition that the government buy up all the telegraph ices, then advertise for proposals to have private corporation operate the postal telegraph system, under control of the government. This would give the people a cheaper and more efficient service. Chairman Bingham laid before the committee a letter from Dr. Green and General E ;kert, of the Western Union, which they say the executive committee instructed them to invite the committee to visit the company's headquarters in New York and examine indr general operations. The letter says: “We court a most thorough investigation and are willing you should employ experts to go through our books, accounts and statements." TR# Pension Appropriation BUI— Pension Statistics. Washington, March 18.—A protest from the president of the colored indu-trial fair association of Arkansas, against the proposition to tax cotton seed oil, was presented in the house and referred. Mr. Conger, of Iowa, presented a reso lution of the Iowa general assembly in favor of the bill requiring the producers of compound lard to label their article; referred. A resolution was adopted calling on the secretary of war and secretary of the interior for information as to whether a saving of public expenditure could be made by transferring the bureau of pensions from the interior department to the war department. A resolution was adopted calling on the secretary of the interior for data relative to the payment of pensions and for an estimate as to the amount of money which will be required for the payment of arearage in case the limitation of the arears act is repealed. A bill was passed authorizing Bifid wits and depositions under the public land laws to be made before the commissioners of the United States courts or before the clerk of the court, of record in which the land is situated. Mr. Payson, of Illinois, called up the bill to repeal the timber culture laws. Pending action on .which the morning hour expired, and the house went into committee of the whole on the pen. Bion appropriation bill. Mr. Morrow, in charge of the bill (which appropriates 993.427 461), ex plained its provisions in detail, and in reference to the general subject of pen sions said it might safely be assumed the number of pensioners wonld retch its maximum about July I 1894. when the expenditure would be 9112 OOO OOO. On that date, under the existing law, the number of pensioners on the rolls would be 750,000. Mr. Sayers discussed the pension sys tem ss affected by both acts of congress and the administration of the service. He cited statistics to show that from July 1,1860, to January I, 1890, the expendi turn for pensions for the past fiscal year were 989 181968; that the expenditures for pensions from March 4,1789, to June, 1861, throughout a period of seventy-two and one-half years, were 980 788,827, and the excess of pension disbursements for the fiscal year ending June SO, 1889, over pensions from 1789 to 1861, a period of seventy-two and one half years, was 88 898 641. He severely criticized the ad ministration of the pension office, and cited instances where he claimed decisions of the bureau were incorrect and improper. He wished to call attention to the manner in which the pension system was being administerd. He thought there should be a thorough investigation of the system, in order that complete justice be done to men who had fought for their country and that bounty jumpers should be stricken from the roll Mr. Peters said that for tim first time in the history of the country the house had before it a cart f a1 and concise esti mate of what the expenditure of the pen aion bureau would be during the next fiscal year. He dafoadad the administra lion bureau. While he did not defend all the acts of Commissioner Tanner, he could only ny that that officer had fid lowed ia the wake of kis predecessor, General Black. Pending further debate the committee rom and the boun adjourned. THS WORLD*! FAIR BILL. Free samples af Dr. Ides' Restorative I HervinestjTH. Witte’s Owes Hi ti Vinmm Mvtk 18.—Ila world’, fair oomaitM of thaboaaa Md tilt wit! probably bo iii la*! peetiag tU, •uniat BoWan’a proportion whicb roqoino OUcac0    to    tatami to GENERAL WARMINGTON NEWS. TRe Fortlfleatloa Appropriation Bill Completed. Washington, March 18.—The appropriations committee of the house to-day :ompleted the fortification appropriation t>ill and directed Brewer to report it to the house. The bill makes a total *d-propriation of 84,521,678, being 83,977.-330 less than the estimates. The bill carries an appropriation of 93,000 for an inquiry concerning facilities offered for gun factories at Rock Island and Benicia arsenals. KINCAID INDICTED. The grand jury to-day reported an indictment against Kincaid for the murder of Taulbee. VOLUNTARY SERVICE BOUNTY. Mr. Gtst, of Illinois, introduced a bill in the house granting a bounty of 850 to all soldiers and sailors of the late war who p erred in volunteer service not less than ninety days and were honorably discharged. AN INTERSTATE ACT AMENDMENT. Mr. Cull' rn to-day introduced a bill to ane id section 12 of the interstate commerce act so as to provide that the commission shall have authority to inquire into the management of the business of all common carriers and shall keep itself informed as to the method in which the same is conducted; upon request of the commission the district attorney to whom it may apply may commence under the direction of the attorney general all necessary proceedings for the enforcement of the provisions of the law. THE POSTMASTER GENERAL REPORTED In the house to-day Mr. Norton off trod for reference a resolution reciting that it is reported the postmaster general has been employing postc flee inspectors and special agents in investigating the claims of republican applicants for appointment as postmasters and paying for such services out of the public funds contrary to 'aw, and calling on the postmaster general for a statement. TO ABOLISH THE UTAH COMMISSION. In the house to day Stone, of Missouri, introduced for reference a bill to abolish the Utah commission and to devolve its duties upon a board consisting of the governor, territorial secretary and president of the councal of the legislative assembly of Utah. THE ANTI TRUST BILL Sherman, from the senate committee on finance, to-day reported a substitute for his anti-trust bill. In the shape presented Sherman thinks he has met and overcome all objections to the measure on the ground of unconstitutionality. The members of the committee reserve the right to express their opinion of the bill when it comes up for consideration. AN ACT APPROVED. The president has approved the act making an appropriation for the removal of dangerous obstruction to the entrance of the Milwaukee harbor. CONGRESSIONAL GOSSIP. In the senate to day, on motion of Allison, the vote of yesterday agreeing to the house amencment to the bill for a public building at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. was reconsidered, on account of some informality and (he bill recommitted. The bt—Im Coart Martial. Chicago, March 18 —The court mar rial for the trial of Lieutenant Steele of the eighth United States cavalry assembled at noon to-day, and after formally organizing proceeded to hear the testimony of Private Dell P. Wild, complaining witness. His testimony was substantially in accordance with the facts as already given in the public press. After hearing one other witness, Corporal Spott, of the fifteenth infantry, in cor roboration of Wild’s story which com pletid the case for complainant, the court took a recess till eleven o’clock tomorrow morning. TX* ChtrokM Strip Invest**. Arkansas City, Kas., March 18 — Yesterday a good many boomers went south, but news came this morning from reliable sources that the cavalry actually on Hie way and would surely eject them, and now they e are stopping between here and the line to await de velopmenta. At least two-thirds of those that went in from tills point have come out, but some still remain. BIM* BlMllf Pram Mfd. Madison. Wis., March 18 —In the ease brought up from the circuit court of Rock county the supreme court has decided that the Bible has no place in common schools. The opinion was anan imous Tile case originated at Edger ton, where suit was brought to compel the district board to prohibit the teachers from reading the Bible to scholars. Ham ifs aralie Belve. The bmt salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, feyer •ores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblmns corns and all akin eruptions, and pom- required. It satisfaction or money refunded. Pnoe Motets pm box. Far nit at    drug    store ."lift, backache, ramtidy lr-, hot flashes, are cured by Dr Nervine. Free samples all. H Witte’s drtur atma lively cures piles, or no pay is guaranteed to cf met"* BISUJIBCKODT OF A JOB IHE un CHAICELLOrS IBIMATIU ACCEPTED IT THE EKPtKOK. His Probable Successor—All the Other Ministers Resign*-Intense Excitement Prevails in Berlin—General Foreign Hews. Berlin, March 18.—5 p. rn.—It is just announced that Prince Bismarck's resignation of the chancellorship was accepted by the emperor at noon to-day. It is stated that the emperor's reason for withholding his acceptance of the resignation so long was that the constitution does not admit of an interregnum in the tenure of the chancellorship, and as the choice of a successor to Prince Bismarck is beset with difficulty, his majesty deferred his acceptance until he had decided who he should appoint as chancellor. At this hour there is no certainty as to his decision in this matter, bat a rumor is abroad to the effect that he intends to appoint General von Caprivi, who is now commander of the Tenth army corps, to the chancellorship. All the members of the Prussian ministry resigned at the same time Prince Bismarck tendered his resignation. prince bismarck. woald positively cut the rates one-half He did not know what the roads east of the Missouri river or north of the western system would do. He thought it would not afford material relief to the farmers, but was willing to do what he could for their benefit. It is thought the reduction will result in a decline in the price of com. _ railroad matters. rn New York, Hindi 18.—Us cloak ■•kepi sulk! thai ka* bees ob for tax days, was to-day declared off aaa ™ beams of this city have signed ax agr* ■ext with their employes.    | Firs* max Is tire mm jFsa^MifSnrteffioe^ It was rumored early this morning in well informed political circles that the present difference between the emperor and Prince Bismarck was irreconcilable. It arose from the chancellor’s refusal to a request made by Dr Windthorst, the eider of the clerical party in Germany, to restore to the duke of Cumberland, the claimant of the throne of Hanover, the larger portion of the Guelph fund. The attitude of the emperor in opposing Bismarck in this matter is taken as an indication of his desire to conciliate the clerical party. If the government is to secure a working msj xity in the new reichstag it cannot well get on without the party of the centre which Dr. Windthorst controls. When the public worship estimates came up for discussion in the lower house of the Prussian diet to day, Dr. Windthorst said it had been his inten tion to review the position of Catholics in Prussia, but that he would desist owing to the uncertainty of the political situation. Some of the morning papers affirm that the emperor yesterday informed Prince Bismarck that he would not insist upon his remaining in office if it was his desire to retire to private life. BISMARCK WAS INCENSED. London, March 18. - A dispatch from Berlin says it is reported Bismarck was incensed because Hintzpeter composed the labor rescripts without his being consulted; that the chdncellor recently had dispute with Boetticher, whom the emperor favored, and he also differed with the emperor about the colonial matters, and is determined not to recall his resignation. THE BISMABCKS AT LUNCH. Berlin, March 18.—Prince Bismarck and Count Herbert Bismarck lunched with the members of the labor conference to day. The emperor received delegates and subsequently presided at the banquet given by them in the Picture gallery. in the castle. Prince Bismarck declined the invitation to the banquet. The resignation of the ministry is merely a customary formal act, but it is reported Count Herbert Bismarck and Minister Mapbach really intend to resign. NO PRESS ALLUSIONS The Reicharz aiger this morning makes no allusion whatever to the resignation of Prince Bismarck. Tire North German Gazette (Prince Bismarck’s organ) publishes the reports concerning the resignation of the chan cellor, bat makes no editorial comment on the subject. The London Post’s Berlin correspond ent says: It is true Count Harbert Bismarck has tendered his resignation but a change in his office is unlikely, a1 though probable. Prince Yon Hohen-lobe or Count Yon Hatzfeldt will be summoned by the advice cf Count Herbert. _. GENERAL FOREIGN NX WITE* 8 tristan Bichir Coal Mia on Usa Fair Way to Simms. London, March 18 —The cotton mills at Accrington, Blackburnaburg and Bol ton are stopping work because the strike of the miners has caused a scarcity of coal The London and Southwestern railway company is also suffering from scarcity of coal. It is the general opin ion that the striking miners will succeed in forcing the masters to concede to their demands for an immediate advance of five per cent in their wages and a further advance of five per cent on July I. Many more mine owners in Nottinghamshire and Lancashire have acceded to the terms of the men. London. March 18.—Fifteen thousand miners in Lancashire and many in other districts have resumed work. THE STRIKE COLLAPSING. Liverpool. March 18 —The strike of the dock laborers bere is collapsing New hands to fill the places of the strikers are arriving in Liverpool at rapid rate. YELLOW VE VER IN SOUTH AMERICA. Paris, March 18.—Telegrams from Rio Janiero received here state that yellow fever has broken out is the cities of Campinas and 8*o Paola WILL SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT. Paris, March 18 —The statement of the new ministry announcing the policy which it would follow, was reed in the senate and chamber of deputies to-day. In the senate, Leon Bey promised lo support the government if its policy was liberal The chamber of deputies, by vote of 818 to 78, expressed confidence in the government- AN EARTHQUAKE Berlin, March 18.—A shod; of earth quake has occurred al Bob!. Chicago, March 18.—A special frau Washingtox to the News says it Is very probable that within the week the fraight rates ex oora from Nebraska pointe lo Chicago, win be redeoed one-half. Aln conference between Repceuxtative Dorsey* State Auditor Benton, of Nebraska, and Pfratdeat Charles Francis Adams at the Unto* Pacific, tfcg hrt^rssid his rand TE* Pnr*E**f ef th* Ft- Boas •» a Tour or lw*p*«u*m. Special to Tbs Hawk-Eye. Ft. Madison, March 18.—A special train left Ft Madison this morning at •:20 for a tour of inspection of the Ft. Madison and Northwestern railway The rerty consisted of Mr. Block, of Des Koines, the purchaser of the road, Mr. Gilchrist, the receiver, Mr. Wheeler and others. The train will go directly through to Collett, the western terminus of the road, forty-five miles distant, where the party will take remakes and drive to Liberty Ville over the proposed extension of the line. From Liberty Ville, Mr. Block and Mr. Gilchrist go lo Chicago. THE CONFIRMATION. Gate City. After several years of legal conflict the case of the Union Trust Co vs. the Ft. Madison and Northwestern narrow guage railway, foreclosure proceedings, las been terminated- Monday morning Judge Love in the federal court conamed the sale by Master in Chancery iiomax of the property and franchises of the railway for 938 ICO, So much has lean said and printed about the much litigated line that Judge Love took evasion to speak as follows: 'When this matter was before the court upon a motion to confirm th* first sale which had been made, the order of confirmation was refused because the court was then of the opinion that the )rice was wholly inadequate, and that a better price could be obtained. It was stated that at all events, a further opportunity ought to to given to secure, if po* eible, a more adequate price, and the liope was expressed that the parties interested in the sale, would make efforts to save the property from sacrifice. this expectation it is needless to say, has been disappointed. All possible opportunities have been given to all parties interested, to secure better terms of sale without any favorable re suits. The property has been offered by the master for several times without receiving a bid equal to that upon which th* first sale was made. The sale now before the court for confirmation is only a small sum (8306.00) in excess of that for which the propeity was first struck off. Nevertheless, I consider it necessary to confirm the present sale. The court has given ample opportunities to obtain a better price, but it is now manifest that no sale can be effected at any price ma terially above that of the first sale. Moreover, it is no longer practicable for the court to operate the road in the hands of a receiver. The property 8 in a very bad condition. It a no longer safe or practicable to work the road without large reparation, and there is no way wnatever in which money can be raised for that purpose. The court is, therefore, broueht to the alternative of selling the road for Buch price as can be obtained, or of suspending its operation. It is manifest that the interest of all parties, as well as that of the public, would be most injuriously affected by a suspension of the operation of the road. We are advised that the present pnrcbasers will proceed at once to improve the property and put it in running order. In every point of view, therefore, it seems best that the sale should be confirmed Let an order be entered accordingly.’’ THE BOATMAN FALE. Two N*t*d Plan Mrs Croat «Ea M istle River. Special to THI Hawk-Syn. Carthage, III, March 18 — J. F. Stampfer an old pioneer of Hancock county, died the other day at North Platte, Nebraska, and will be brought to Plymouth, this county for burial. Ha was a notable personage, being one of the original twelve who in 1848 inaugu rated the movement to overthrow the German Kingdom and establish a republic. He was compelled to flee from that country for his life, coming to America. The following year he returned to his native land and again attempted to overthrow king power and establish the republic of Germany, but as the world knows, this failed and he was a second time compelled to flee to America where he bas since resided. He was eighty-three years of age at the time of his death. AN AGED FAIS BAIN. George Fair bain, aged ninety-six was buried at Hamilton, Illinois, yesterday. He leaves an aged wife. AN AGED INDIAN’8 DEATH. Ban Francisco, March 17 —An Indian known as "Old Gabriel" died at the county hospital at Salinas yesterday. As far as can be learned Iy tradition it is believed that he was born about 1740 and had reached the age cf 150 years at the time of his death. REPUBLICAN AID DEMOCRATIC CADCD3 NOMINATIONS LAST NISHI Quick Work by the Repnblleans -Slow Work by the Democrats—Democratic Plans for a Day’s Campaign-General Iowa News. Lotteries Prohibited la iadlaa Twriter r. New Orleans, March 18.—A Pica yune’a Muoskogee (Indian Territory) special says a circular has been issued b the United States Indian agent, dressed to the chief of the Choctaw na tion and others, notifying them that no lottery drawings would be permitted within the limits of the agency. The circular states that should any persons mske an attempt to set up or operate tuck lottery, the paraphernalia would be seised and such persons arrested. TE* Fl**d*. New Oblbans, March 18.—The river situation in this immediate vicinity is not much changed, but the levees are being strengthened. A dispatch from St. Joseph, Louisiana, says the situation on the Tenses front district is becoming more favorable. In that vicinity armed guards have been placed on the levees with instructions to shoot anybody approaching them at night _ A 660,000 Blas* at P**rla. Peoria IIL, March 18.—A fire in the retail dry goods house of Pardee, Mills ft Go. early this morning damaged the stock to the amount of fifty to sixty thousand dollars. The loss is fully cor ired by insurance. The fire originated from a gas jet This is the third time firm has been burned out within the past year. _ Milwaukee, March 18.—Advices to the Evening Wisconsin from northern Michigan are to the effect that the fire in the Norway mine is still raging. General Superintendent Kelley and Captain Bond and party entered the mine this morning. They were overcome by smoke and when found were insensible. The loss already is between 930,000 and 940,-000. OtEcn Happy.. New York 8nn. Dots the work (tat is appointed her as well aa possible and then dismisses it Never forgets to humor the Utile whims of those about her if she can. Remembers to praise wherever and whenever praise is due. Refrains from pissing harsh judgments upon others. * Has not forgotten at 50 how to laugh aa aha did atis. Dora not obtrude her nerves or her moods or her maladies upon others. Knows how to keep her own counsel. Dora not frat or nag or acold. Dora not expect perfection from (hora about her. Knows how to forget disagreeable (btaga, aid help otfcera to forget thee*. Th* Hawk Brl Bra* ac, A Capitol Building, v Dks Montis, la., Marco IS J Th* joint caucuses tbi* evening were well attended in spite of the bad weather. The candidates for positions on the various boards, trustees, etc., were quite numerous and made the fights in caucus pretty lively at times. In the republican caucus Senator Seeds presided, and things went through with a rush. On the democratic side things went more deliberately and did not conclude until after ten o’clock. At the conclusion of the caucus for nomination of officers a short caucus was held. The nominations in the republican caucus were as fellows: trustees of the agricultural college, J. 8. Jones, W. O. McElvy, Charles S. 8aylor, J. H Wood; trustee of the college for blind: Jacob Springer, August Critz-man; trustees of the hospitals for the insane: at Clarinda. M M. Spencer; at Mt Pleasant; Samuel Kleine, George H Spar; at Independence. C W. Fiimore; trustees of Industrial schools: Dr. Corkhill. Mrs. Loomis. Trustees of the Soldiers* Orphans' home, J. G. Brown, Mrs J. G Hutchison; directors of the State Normal school, J W. 8atterthWaite. E G. Cooley; regents of the 8tate university, Colonel Alonzo Abernathy, C. A. Stanton, B F. Osborne. In the democratic caucus following were the nominations: Trustee of the college for the blind: L L Levy. Trustee of the hospital for the insane at Clarinda, Sd. H Hunter; at ML Pleasant, G W Cullieon; at Independence, Albert Reynolds; trustee of the deaf and dumb institute, C. S. Ranke; trustee of the institution foi the feeble-minded, Dr. Robert McGaven; trustee of the Soldiers’ Orphans home, A P. Doe; regent of the state uriversity, Alphenae Mathews. In the secret caucus the democrats outlined the course of action for to morrow on the Dent license bill. The caucus has made up a bill which differs in some respects from the Dent bill and they had a lively time coming to a conclusion. THE 8 CA JCE LEGISLATURE. contemplates the appropriation of a auf Scent amount of money to erect a suitable building on the exposition grout da and the carrying on of an Iowa exhibit in a style c imformable to the importance of the state It also provides for the appointment by the governor of a commit • tee to consist of one member from each congressional district in the state, to constitute the Iowa exhibit committee. Senator Baileys haa conferred with a number of his colleagues on the subject and they cordially agree that it is both timely and necessary. A provisional clause will probably be insert d in the bill should it be presented before the site question is definitely settled by congress. THE EUtfKB a U RD ER. Mrs aa AA*pteS A Decreased Number of PeUtloae--Numerous Bllle Pat Md. Special to Ta* Hawk-Bt*. Des Moines, March 17.—'There was a very noticeable decrease in the number of petitions presanti d in the house this morning, and among them was one from the G A. R Post at Indianola r< questing the return of the reactions which it had passed and forwarded to the legisla titre against a soldiers’ monument The reports of the committees were very full and showed an immense amount of wort was being done in tne committee rooms. The judiciary committee reported on fifteen bills, and recommended the indefinite postposement of nearly all of them. The committee on claims had a number of private benefit bills before it, and they were likewise recommended for indefinite postponement One of them was to appropriate 810,000 for Chester Turney, introduced by request. It was introduced only a few days ago and will merely be called up to be per manently silenced. Among the bills introduced were the following: By B yth: To establish a normal school at Mason City. Bf Brown: To punish officers of the law for not enforcing the law. If this goes through there will be some trouble on hand for those men who, in localities where it is unpopular, will not enforce the prohibitory law. By Holbrook. To provide for the erection cf an executive mansion There is a full block (f ground here in Des Moines devoted to the state for the purpose mentioned, and the bill provides for the erec tion of a residence to c ist not to exceed 925,000. Such a building is necessary for the state, because at present it c >sts just about $600 a year for house rent I the governor, and this is paid out of the •tate treasury. By Hondah: To amend the law relat lug to the practice of pharmacy. By Lane: To amend the registration and elation law. By Marrow: To encourage the manu facture of binding twine from materials grown in this state. The joint resolution introduced by Mr Lane favoring a deep water harbor at Galveston. Texas, will find much ap proval in Iowa. Were such a harbor created there would be a southern outlet for Iowa products as well as an eastern one. It will come up as a special order on Thursday morning at ten o’clock. Under the consideration of senate messages a few bills were passed. One was the inauguration expense bill, which called for an appropriation of 91.045 08 to pay it all. The bill passed without any opposition. Gatch’s bill for the protection of proper reference to the mines and mining committee. This committee will hear from ad parties interested to morrow. Clyde’s bill, relating to taxes of rail ways, encountered but little opposition It was taken up and passed quite easily The law, as it is at present stands, gives persons paying 9100 taxes a share of stock in the railroad, to which aid is voted, and the amount of mortgage bonds is limited to 916,000 for broad gauge roads. The amendment proposed to this law ii to raise the amount of mortgage that may be placed on broad gauge roads from $16,0C0 to 918 590. There was considerable discussion on the bill for the reduction of the rate of interest, but it finally went through, and after the bill is signed the maximum rate will be 8 per cent. The joint resolution deferring petitions and reports of committees until Friday, Saturday and Monday will have a great advantage. The members can devote the time between now and then to the regular work of the committees to settle the appropriation matters. The senate got solidly down to work on the calendar to-day and disposed of no lest than a dozen bills, mostly by indefinite postponement. The graal matter under discussion was the final adjournment resolution. As originally proposed it made April IO the day. but Senator Seeds succeeded in having five more days added, and it passed with April 15 ss the day for stopping. There u a disposition on the part of the house to fix the date ss early as the 5tb, but it ti hardly probable that this will get through.__ IOWA preparing for the fair. Nam implicate* Sea—A Pratt!*** * rim*. Clinton, March 18 —In the Nam murder case Mrs. Nurre came to con* sciouscess for a few moments and indicated by broken speeches that the horrible deed was committed by an adopted Boo named Theodore Hui'man, who married Mrs. Nurre's daughter. A rumor gained currency yesterday morning that theodore Huilman was under arrest, but it is authoritatively denied. He is still at the old gentleman’s late residence. Mr. Nurre’a safe was opened last evening and found to contain cot one cent in money. Everything was in perfect order. A count of the securities, etc., checked out $107 OOO. The murderous devils got. as far as can be ascertain, not one cent for their pains. SHE DIDN’T LOVE HIM. TE* Reason Kastman SEet WET Vd Himself. Special to The Hawi et*. West Union March 18—El. Eastman, a young man living near Elgin, who had been teaching school during winter, allot and killed himaeff yesterday morning. He was an active member of the church and highly respected. He had been keeping company with a young lady here for two years past and her rejection of his suit is the cause assigned for the act He left a letter to her; contents of which has been disclosed and also one to his parents making a disposition of his property. _ WANTS TO M&UIU AGAIN. Aa Acad Iowan Er J vined from start -cactus Hts Property tea Wld*w. Glenwood, la , March 18 —Some time ago a widow of this place, Mrs Richardson, in consideration of 96 OOO, contracted to marry David Emerick, of 8:lver City. Emerick agreeing to mortgage his property as security. The children of Emerick or j lined the execution of the mortgage, and now ask that a guardian be appointed for their father, claiming that he is not of sound mind. The case is now being tried in Judge Carson’s court and is attracting no little attention Emerick is an old settler in Mills county and has considerable property. _ Coroner** Verdict I* ta* Crowell cm*. Osage, Iowa, March 18 —The coroner’s jury in the case of Henry Crowell whose mysterious death was reported yesterday, brought a verdict of “death by exposure resulting from accident, having received ii jury on his way home ’’ Crowell wa<* found in a kneeling posture in twelve inches of water. The road along which he passed bordered on the river and he had evidently fallen into a small ravine and probably got stunned and subsequently fell in the river.  _ Bro** Throng* th* leo and Draws*!. Sioux City, March 18.—George Mills, aged twenty five years, was drowned in the Big Sioux river, about eighteen miles from this city, yesterday afternoon. He started to walk across on the ice and broke through. He fl refed under the ice about four rods and then came up and clung to the ice nearly three quarters of an hour, but no help coming, he became exhausted and went under. The body has not been recovered. A SS miter of ssaraEal*. Special to Tm Hawk-Bv* Marshalltown, March 18.—City matters here are considerably excited this morning over the action of Mayor Ames in ignoring the appointment of a marshal by the council and appointing a temporary one himself He says as he is responsible for the good order of the city he wants a voice in the matter of appointment of a marshall in whose experience and tffi ;iency he can rely. Waatete wa** 8<oax Cliv “Dry** Siouc City, la , March 18 —In his Inaugural address last night Mayor palmer s'aled that there were over one hundred places in tee city where liquor was being illegally sold He says be will try to enforce the prohibition law, but doubts his ability with the preheat police force, which consists of o Jy sixteen men. Want a Wto«.j<>»*i* Grocer. Fort Madison Iowa, March 18 —At a meeting of the Citizens’ Association held here, the retail grocers of thi§ city signed a petition guaranteeing 9400 OOO worth of business annually to any one who would establish a wholesale grocery bouse in this place A Mea 1/ a« la Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 18—An unknown man, abr>ut thirty years of age, bound for Des M >ines, where he said he lived, was run over by a freight train et Knoxville Junction yesterday morning. His body was cut in two. Bitt** toy a Ma* Dog. _ f    ,    -    Lyons,    la, March 18.—At Clinton miners by navmg escape shafts placed yieldsy C. L. Seymour was bitten by a rn all mines was thken up and given the mad dog and a number of people were o dogs at large, ble r Bailey** Flu fer a Hawtsy* KxEiMUoa at CElmg*. Decorah, lows, March 18 —The Hon. a*—i K Bailey, representing the Decorah senatorial district in the present general assembly at Dee Moines, has been quietly at work for the last several days on s bQl to provide for the appropriation of funds to defray the expenses of an Iowa exhibit at the coining world's fair. The original bill which Mr. Bailey will modify and perfect bef ore presentation, attacked but escaped iuju’y. which were bitten are still though the one which caused the Iron wa* killed. ____________ rraste ay Dlmfpvlataret I* Lev* Hillsboro, 111, March 18 -Miss Mary McNeal, a handsome young lady of Nokomis, was abjudged insame try the county court yesterday and ordered taken to the asylum at Jacksonville. She became violently insame only a few days ago, caused, it is believed, by a disap pointmen! in a love affair. Town***, Whether on pleasure bent or business, should take on every trip a bottle of 8yrup of Figs. as it acts most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50c and 91 bottles by all leading druggist*. _ G**rg* Fro*el* Trets Start* Tacoma, Wash., March 18— George Francis Train to day started on a j ourney arcund the world, taking the steamer Olympia to Yictoria, where he will connect with the Canadian Pacific line for Y okohoma__ siviw vo ***tE«r*. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should always be used for children teething, It soothes the child, softens the gums. allays all pain, cures wind colic and is tire best remedy for diarrhea* Tvr«*ty-flve cents a bottle._ H**ry 1Y** G*u BaU New York, March 18.—Henry 8. Ives succeeded in getting bail ttia afternoon. Henry Hambleton, a liveryman, furnished bond__ C*mmt**teB M*r****ts Fat*. New York, March 18 —P W ft C. W. Nickerson, brick commission merchants, mvda an assignment to day with preferences amounting to 937,000 TW* m»*w Kin*! Shenandoah, Pa, March 18 —By an explosion of gas in coJiery No. % Lost Creek, to Eight, two miners killed and another badly Injured. ;